Monday, June 7, 2010

The Art of Allowing - What's Stopping Us

Our meeting concentrated on the art of allowing – what it is, how to achieve it, and how to identify what’s keeping us from getting it. Here are some quotes and comments that were covered in our meeting. Allow yourself to resonate with some of them.
Allowing is basically the absence of resistance.
Abraham quote -- You can get to where you want to be from wherever you are – but you must stop spending so much time noticing and talking about what you don’t like about where you are. Make lists of the positive things you are living. Look forward to where you want to be and spend no time complaining about where you are. The responsive Universe makes no distinction between the thoughts you think about your current reality and the thoughts you think as your DREAM of improved life. You are creating by virtue of what you are thinking about, and so there is no advantage whatsoever to ponder, or remember, or observe, or speak of things you do not want. Make your active vibration about what you DO want and notice how quickly your life changes to match your vibration.
Ask yourself “Are you concentrating on what you want, or on what’s keeping you from getting what you want?”
When we withdraw our attention from those things that are not pleasing, and put our attention upon those things that are pleasing, those pleasing things begin to become more abundant, and those not-pleasing things become more rare. Until, eventually, those not-pleasing things cannot be part of our experience because we will have eliminated our attraction factor from our vibration. What we think and what we get always matches.
Be alright with where you are now, make peace with where you are.
The article “The Near-Perfect Game” (see previous blog entry) was read.
With the help of two volunteers, we did an exercise where the volunteers went on a rampage of desire listing what they want. The group then discussed the negatives that were interspersed with the desires and suggested ways to improve asking for what we want. Eddie Conner’s A-N-D Avalanching technique was pointed out as an excellent tool for raising our frequency and stating what we want in a positive manner.
We watched an Abraham video on the rampage of allowing. Rampage Video.
The benefits of deep breathing exercises were discussed. It expands the lungs and makes them healthier. Deep breathing takes the mind off whatever is stressing the person at the time. With a lot of practice, the body will learn to start taking deep breaths automatically when it senses stress.
Abraham quote - There is a Life Stream that flows to you, and this is a Stream of clarity, a Stream of wellness, a Stream of abundance. And in any moment you are allowing it or not. What someone else does with the Stream does not have anything to do with how much of it will be left for you. This Stream is as abundant as your ideas allow it to be.
When we see someone else has something we want, be sure to appreciate what they have and be desirous of a similar result. Be sure to appreciate what they have and not be envious.
The group did an exercise, with hands on our solar plexus, listing areas of life that are pleasant and then described the feeling in our solar plexus. We repeated the exercise with areas that we did not like or appreciate, and then described the feeling in our solar plexus. The solar plexus, or gut feeling, can be a guide to what we should or should not allow in our lives.
Abraham – The basis of life is freedom; the purpose of life is joy. The underlying philosophy of Abraham is that we are here in the world to feel good.
The meeting closed with the following two-part meditation from Ester and Jerry’s book “The Vortex”:
“The Art of Allowing is what you want most to understand, because in deliberately applying it you “allow” yourself to be all that you have become. And everything less than the allowing of you to be you feels less good. In other words, every contrasting experience causes an expansion of who-you-are because the larger Non-Physical part of you always moves to that point of farthest expansion. But if you continue to look back to the events or circumstances or reasons that caused the expansion, you then hold yourself in opposition to the very expansion. You disallow it – and then you feel bad. The Art of Allowing is simply your allowing yourself, by virtue of your deliberately chosen thoughts, to keep up with the expansion of yourself.”
And, “When you master the Art of Allowing your consistent alignment with the Source within you – every other relationship will be beneficial and pleasurable.”

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